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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Criminal Justice, A.A. (General Transfer)

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Academic Program Code:  525

This academic program lays the foundation for students to transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. This program offers courses in Corrections, Juvenile Services, Addiction Studies and Law. The courses provide a solid preparation for advanced study of Criminal Justice and are transferable to many colleges and universities in Michigan. By declaring this Pre-Major program, students are on track to graduate with both an Associate of Arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas:

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses

Select fifteen (15) credit hours of Program Electives from the following courses. Select courses based on the program at the institution you intend to transfer to.

Open Elective Courses

Select a minimum of six (6) credit hours to be used toward your minor, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Elective credit requirements at the 4 year institution to which you intend to transfer.  

Total Credit Hours


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